PARIS, Oct 10, 2010 / FW/ — Now on his fifth-year as Artistic Director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci goes towards the light for Spring 2011 and sends an airy collection that borders on ephemeral, demonstrating a slight shift in direction.

Ever since he arrived at Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci had explored the dark side (no pun intended) as he played with geometrically distinct silhouettes which were all proposed in dark colors proving his mastery of his craft.

But, nothing stays the same forever. And as Riccardo Tisci continued his examination of the dark side, he logically found its opposite – the light! This was seen in the Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010 collection.

Continuing this theme that begun last summer, Riccardo Tisci covered the female body in thin transparent muslin and log flowing skirts that made her look vulnerable.

Yet, the Givenchy woman envisions by Tisci is complex, even tough at times and thus, the leather jackets and tops with intricate relief patterns and lots of zippers, rivets and metallic trims became the perfect compliment for that ephemeralness.

The back is often naked or given a complex interplay of straps with metal clasps, again, another play with the soft and tough, the nymph and the warrior.

Distinctive and original, the collection reiterated the incredible talent Riccardo Tisci.

Photos courtesy of Givenchy

Paris Prêt-a-porter Spring 2011